PsTools is a suite of Windows command-line tools to manage and administer Windows Machine in respect to process management.

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'Secondary Logon' and User Group Policy

I'm working with a system (2008R2 + Windows 7) that requires some machines to run with 'group accounts' (single user ID for multiple people) due to a requirement have certain software displays up 24/7....
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Capturing output of remote process from sysinternal's psexec

I'm trying to capture the output of the remote process from psexec (i.e. not psexec's own output). So, for example I could run "ipconfig" and print the output to a log file. I have tried: psexec \\...
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Enable RDP using WinRM or other alternatives to psexec

I am writing a program that takes a list of servers and enables/disables RDP. Currently I am utilizing psexec and up in till this morning, everything worked. I made no change in code/usernames/...
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Control WIN from Unix

I'm struggling right with taking control of my Windows7 VM, from a Unix VM. Let me explain.. I need to copy some resources from UNIX to WIN. One of these is a bat script to launch. So, I want to ...
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Does psexec support input redirection?

I am trying to control a remote Python script, which reads commands from stdin, via psexec 1.98, but I need to redirect psexec's input since psexec itself will be launched from another program. ...
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What are all of the ERRORLEVEL values possible after running psService?

I'm writing a C# application that uses psService and I want to handle all the possible "return values" (if I can call them that) of that command. I'm aware of 0 and 1 and if I'm correct those mean, ...
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How to execute psexec with non domain user?

I have a Windows Server 2012 and a Windows 7 client. I'd like to run psexec on my Windows client to execute a .bat file on my server: psexec /accepteula \\MyServer -u MyUser -p Mypass -d -i "C:/test....
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Pop up a message or run a program on remote windows 7 computer so currently logged on user can see it

How can you pop up a message or run a program on remote computer so the currently logged on user can see it. We have done this on WinXP, but these don't work with Win7. at.exe \\computername time /...
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Wine + PsExec fail with Path not found

I'm trying to use PsExec with Unix distro. I use Wine with the command: wine PsExec.exe \\192.168.70.151 -u admin -p Pa55w@rd= dir Tried too: wine PsExec.exe \\\\\\\\192.168.70.151 -u admin -p ...
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Why am I getting performance counter errors?

I am trying to write C# code to access a computer (XP sp2) remotely to find out if a process is running. I don't know much about performance counters other than what I've been reading in the past ...
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How can I troubleshoot simple psExec problems?

Over the past couple of weeks I have been scouring the internet to figure out a problem I have been having of simply getting "calculator" to open on a remote computer using psExec. Eventually I asked ...
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Why is psExec hanging indefinitely and giving no error?

I'm simply attempting to open calculator on a remote machine in order to test the connection before I write a bigger script. I'm no pro with psexec yet, but I have never seen before what is happening ...
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PsExec slow to start a process

PsExec (v2.11) can take up to a minute to invoke a process, either locally or remotely. I'm using the following command line: psexec.exe -u domain\username -p mypassword -accepteula -d -h \\...
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Why does PsExec hang after successfully running a powershell script?

The script is fairly straight forward. Simply tries to start a bunch of windows services. Execution locally works fine when on the target machine. The script is actually executing fine as well when ...
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How to execute bat file remotely using Psexec from team city inside the powershell command

I have a powershell command which runs in TeamCity. When I try to run a batch file remotely using psexec from this .ps file, I see once the remote execution started, nothing happens. I tried several ...
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Interactive mode of PSExec not working for console application

I am trying to use PSExec to kick off a console application on a remote computer in an interactive state. When I run something like this: PsExec.exe -s -d -i 1 \\MyServer notepad.exe It launches ...
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Exception when running PSExec on remote computer

Running this command $processesToSpawn = 3 for($i= 1; $i -le $processesToSpawn; $i++){ psexec \\computername -i 2 -u "username" -p "password" "c:\myapp.exe" } Produces the ...
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Psexec: “unknown user name or bad password” in workgroup

I have 2 machines with Windows XP SP2 Professional on the same workgroup; I can ping each of them from the other one; My psexec command(run from machine with ip: 192.168.0.3): psexec \\192.168.0.4 -...
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Provide Administrator credentials within script

I am writing a script that runs from a user account. The script needs to execute another script as the Administrator account. Tried AutoIt's RunAs - didn't work. Tried PsExec - the same. Tried CMD'...
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Work Around to use Psexec on Windows Server 2003 64-bit

local OS: Windows Server 2003 remote OS: Windows Server 2003 64-bit I have a management server (32-bit) which has many scheduled batch scripts running on. One of the script is to use psexec to launch ...
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Sarting LanmanServer service remotely

I want to start the Server (LanmanServer) service on a remote windows machine. I have been looking into using sc.exe and PsService. However, from my understanding, I need the server service to ...
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PsExec - Execute exe with multiple arguments and output the exe's results to a text file

I'm trying to execute Delprof2.exe on multiple computers with multiple arguments and then output its results to a text file. I'm testing on just one machine to start with so I've removed @Computers....
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Remote location management copy and install large software updates to 50 LAN

Initially posted to Stack Overflow and was directed here. I'm new to programming and am trying to write a powershell script to manage software updates. I'm in a windows domain environment with over ...
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Is there a way to run PsExec specifying a user name and password (-u -p) when running as Local System?

I have a Windows Service running as Local System on Windows Server 2003 and I'm trying to use PsExec to run a command as another user (using the -u -p parameters) but I keep getting Access is denied. ...
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PsExec :: Access Denied

I am working on PsExec but i get error as "Access Denied " Firewall is disabled on both machine. Ports are also open at both machine. C:\PSTOOLS>PsExec \\192.168.1.232 -u Administrator "c:\test\...
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Why does my PowerShell script hang when called in PSEXEC via a batch (.cmd) file?

I'm trying to remotely execute a PowerShell script using PSEXEC. The PowerShell script is called via a .cmd batch file. The reason we do this is to change the execution policy, run the powershell ...
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How to restore IE8 Default settings on Windows XP from a remote machine

Here is my goal. This will be run on one Windows XP machine only, for trouble shooting purposes. We need to be able to remotely execute. psexec \\computername -d -e -u domain\administrator -p ...
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start exe in a Remote Session with PsExec

I would like to start an application remotely. I am using the following PsExec command: PsExec \\computerOne -u Domain\User1 -p 123456 -x "C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe" I tried to use -i so that ...
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Execute command on remote computer and show UI to logged on user

since I could not find any proper solution online, I'll ask here. I have a bunch of computers where I want to execute a program and show the programs GUI to the currently logged in user. Afaik this ...
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How to use psexec in Windows XP

I read some related document on above query: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx http://ss64.com/nt/psexec.html I used this command on in my comman d prompt : psexec \...
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How to use psexec to start installation or other task that requires UAC interaction?

I'm trying to remotely start installations and I'd like not to disable UAC. If I start the processes remotely using psexec, the installer will just get stalled waiting for the UAC prompt. Other tasks ...
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How do I launch a command on a remote computer with an invalid domain trust? (using local creds)

I intend to use WMIC to reset the trust of a machine that is remote, and off the network. All of the following variations result in an "access denied": The following works fine: net use \\patterson-...
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Access denied using psexec when connect to remote server

I use latest version of PsExec, and execute Command Prompt as Run as Administrator. We use PsExec v2.11 MY_MACHINE is on MY_DOMAIN domain. REMOTE_SERVER is on OTHER_DOMAIN domain. user_partner is on ...
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PSexec is not starting to machine using supplied username and password [closed]

Hi i am trying to connect windows 7 enterprise to windows server 2008 Enterprise R2 but it fails to start the service and stuck. without prompting any error like access denied etc.. I have ...
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wmic hanging on remote server?

Based on information from my previous question, I'm trying to learn wmic. I'm playing around with trying to look at which processes are using the most resources on a remote server. What I've managed ...
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Cloud Labs, Using PSexec to run bat file on another computer, access is denied error

So here's the deal, I am trying to automate this load test using VM's and WinTask. So I'm writing a script using psexec that will kick off another script on each VM that will kick of WinTask and that ...
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psexec exits with “<cmd> exited on <target> with error code 128”

We have several Windows 2003 servers that we run utilities on using psexec. Recently, it stopped working on one of them. For those unfamiliar with it, here's how the process normally works: Psexec: ...
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Pstools or Powershell or Both

I'm having a problem at the moment deploying and managing windows services and I'm looking for advice on the best course of action. Here's what I have working (below) - the problem is it's a bit ...
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How to run multiple commands with psexec? [duplicate]

I need to run a command to uninstall forefront on some of our workstations and am having a bit of trouble formatting the command. Here's what needs to happen (in multiple commands) xcopy \\...
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PSexec is not connecting to machine using supplied username and password

I'm trying to connect from a Win 7 machine to a Win2k8R2 machine using the command: psexec \MACHINE_NAME_HERE -u MACHINE_NAME_HERE\Administrator -p PASSWORD_HERE notepad When I try this I get the ...
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Remotely start VNC server on computer with no Admin password

I'm trying to remotely access a particular computer of mine and it seems that VNC has stopped. I can tell that the computer is still running because I can VNC into another machine on the same network ...
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is there a way to get PSEXEC to output the results of python

The situation: I am running psexec.exe from one windows machine to another and would like to run a python script on the remote machine and look at the output of the script without having to pipe it ...
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psloggedon timeout

I have a list of machine names from my network that I have put in a batchfile to run through the list and show me who is logged onto each. psloggedon \\machineA psloggedon \\machineB psloggedon \\...
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PsExec hangs intermittently when calling AppCmd

We have an automated deployment process which is primarily managed by a batch file. One of the first steps in that process is to stop an IIS AppPool so the updated files can be safely copied. To do ...
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How do I run a batch file async using PSExec?

I have a batch file I run that, among other things, reset's the NICs in the machine. I have some watchdog software running on another machine that monitors the first one. I'd like to run this batch ...
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How to use psexec without admin privileges on target machine?

Is it possible to use psexec to execute a command on a remote machine without having admin privileges on the remote machine? I tried running psexec \\<machine> -u <username> -p <...
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PsExec - Can't Find Specific Path

I'm trying to install a msi file using PsExec from a network path but I get an error saying The system can't find that path specified. I'm not sure why it's happening - if there's an error in my ...
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IIS start remote commands - PsServices | PsExec

I have developed a ASP.NET C# web page which connects to remote conmputer command prompt using PSSERVICES.exe and executes some commands against servers. The execution works fine until I deployed the ...
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PsExec and Windows 2008 R2: 'Access is Denied'

Here's my scenario: I'm attempting to remotely start & stop IIS 7.0 sites on my server from my local machine, using PsExec. Some important points: Local machine runs Windows Vista. Server runs ...
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PSTools psexec and PCI

I am just wondering if anyone knows of any reason why using psexec would cause the failure of a PCI DSS audit. I have never been able to find information, though have always been told that it can't ...